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I Have Become a Recluse

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    Recluse In My Old Age

    I've always been a loner. As a child, I had few friends and preferred playing by myself coloring or playing with my dolls. I'm the youngest with 2 older brothers. My mother is still alive at 93 and has always been verbally abusive and just generally mean. My father was the...
    luvmybostons luvmybostons 61-65, F Oct 12, 2013

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    I have been a recluse

    for 12 years I work at home and when I do groceries shopping I do it on line and I have no interaction with people and I am fine with this life style I have tried to go out in public but just to find out how many really stupid people are out there. I just don't have the...
    Seaneryan42 Seaneryan42 41-45, M Jan 20

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    I am 16 years old and not enrolled in school.

    I have spent the past 2 years of my life sleeping, laying around, eating, doing ridiculous things with food and medicine and household products, ************ at least 6 times a week, pretending to harm myself, harming animals, playing a lot of video games, wandering around...
    MalkiTzedek MalkiTzedek 16-17, M Dec 15, 2013

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    Tired of the Old Hr

    I realize it seems hypocrital to write a story about being lonely and then writing about being a recluse but part of my loneliness stems from being tired of people. Tired of the shallowness, the bitterness, the rage, the frustration, the pettiness, the jealous and all the 101...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    Reclusive Me...

    It seems odd to be sitting here writing about becoming reclusive. I cannot believe it is me or that my life turned out this way. I hold a regular job where I have to interract with people on a daily basis and am happy to do so, but when I come home, I feel fiercely...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 23, 2010

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    It's True!

    After my last relationship, I started speaking with my old friends again.  I have found that we either have not much in common (other than a history); and some are really busy with their family work, etc.  I have made a few friends here and there, but rarely speak or...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Destined For Reclusive-Ness Ricky

    As a child I was always a loner and shy, my sisters and brothers didn't seem to want much to do with me so I happily played alone and did my own thing, being shy in School was a nightmare! I could barely speak in class and it was all to clear the kids looked at me as an outsider...
    rickylee93221 rickylee93221 46-50 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    The Disappearances Of Dearestlola

    I call this "being under my rock."  Maybe once or twice a year, I go through these very intense episodes of reclusiveness, and it will last for weeks, sometimes months. I go to great lengths to cut myself off from society and to hide from the social circles I'm normally...
    DearestLola DearestLola 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2010

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    All Too Often

    In the last several years, I find myself just staying at home alone in my room.  I sometimes wonder why I do it.  Part of me is afraid to have to face the reality that I have lost control of my life again.  Another part is that I just don't want to have others see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2008

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    Thanks, Mom!

    My mother has always been a loner. She has a few friends, but hardly any family members. Her mom and brother died when she was young, leaving her with just a dad. My grandfather became a long-haul truck driver when I was about four years old. Ever since then, it's been us kids...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    Fading Away From The World

    I just found this site and felt the need to tell my story.   I am about to turn 32 and find myself becoming more and more reclusive.   I have a group of friends I was once pretty close with that I have not hung out with in years.  Every so often I will get a text from them...
    Loner7 Loner7 31-35 3 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    Why

    It has been a particularly difficult week for me. For some unknown reason my mood had worsened, I am having extremely negative thoughts, I have nobody to tell...and lets be honest who would really care to listen to such a misery. I seem to be carrying some kind of internally...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    A Recluse

    I don't know when or how it started and I don't want to be this way, I think the circle of friends I had were not friends but more of acquaintances, and one by one they hurt me or just seemed to disappear from my life. I've became comfortable being on my own,well kind of, I say...
    monicaxox monicaxox 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    Reclusive Rosie

    When I was a child, I was never allowed to go anywhere by my strict parents. Come straight home from school. Don't bring friends over, and don't ask to go to their place either. Don't talk about your problems to anyone. No freedom. Lots of verbal and emotional abuse kept me in my...
    RosieH67 RosieH67 41-45, F Aug 14, 2012

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    Reclusive Rosie

    When I was a child, I was never allowed to go anywhere by my strict parents. Come straight home from school. Don't bring friends over, and don't ask to go to their place either. Don't talk about your problems to anyone. No freedom. Lots of verbal and emotional abuse kept me in my...
    RosieH67 RosieH67 41-45, F Aug 14, 2012

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    I've never liked people much,

    and since my health problems keep me housebound, I don't bother to have relationships anymore. I kind of really love it. In the film Thin Red Line Sean Penn says, "I only feel lonely when I'm around people," and I couldn't agree more.
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46 22-25 1 Response Jan 10

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    I have no idea why this song makes me so happy when I listen to it. It just does. I love singing the chorus as loud as I can. It's just happy feels.
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    I remember when I was younger and it took me 2 hours to get ready,just to go across the street to the store,to grab one thing. i had to be the prettiest,toughest,most popular girl...
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    I have anxiety about anxiety. Ugh, it's so annoying! It's a weird concept that panic attacks have become so frequent that I start wondering why people make big deals when they have...
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    All the emotions from pain and fear to acceptance and denial have come and gone. Mostly what abides with me is that I have become framed in the order of my family history through...
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    So if you've been following my story then you would know that i'm having an affair with my boss. (If you haven't read the other two stories, rather go read them now before you...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I've always known the feeling of claustrophobia ever since I was young. When I was a young boy If I was to be say closed in cupboard for a few seconds by my big sister I would get...
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    I have actually gotten a lot from my time here . I'm not shy but I simply don't find anywheres much to interact with people these days. Here I can find people and...
    tom67890 tom67890 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 8

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    Hi guys, I'm back and I've got a question. Do any of you lift weights? I am looking for some input. I have been lifting lately and so far the gains have been slow. I have lost a...
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    Since I'm the only person in this category thus far, I suppose I'll explain what this means for me. For as long as I can remember, I have subconsciously assigned personalities to...
    Visola Visola 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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    I have a whole playlist of songs that make me feel understood, these are the ones that focus on my MPD. "Animal I have Become" Three Days Grace "Monster" Skillet "I am an Illusion...
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    I have a whole playlist of songs that make me feel understood, these are the ones that focus on my DID... "Animal I have Become" Three Days Grace "Monster" Skillet "I am an...
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    Undiagnosed but I have all the symptoms and my mum also suffered for many years. It's such a horrible feeling, I get paranoid about so many different things and my mind doesn't...
    makethatchange makethatchange 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    If i can go another year without killing someone at school... I will have become a true champion😂
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    In 2009 I was diagnosed with pandysautonomia - POTS after getting ill from having a flu shot. It has completely taken everything away from me. I have had problems with my blood...
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    I live with my mum and dad and my twin 7 year old brothers James and Patrick. Patrick has ADHD and James has autism, ADHD and ODD life is very stressful at home both my brothers...
    laurensimmons laurensimmons 13-15, F Aug 11

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    I don't want to believe I do though, so I don't know what to think.....I mean I've never been diagnosed or anything. I constantly struggle with delusions though. I'm always...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Probably everyone has been through the experience of love at one point of their lives especially when you met your first boyfriend/girlfriend. Then you break up with your partner...
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    I have Hashimoto's and hypothyroidism. Nothing new, was diagnosed over a year ago. However, my symptoms have become out of control. I need my medication adjusted. While I'm waiting...
    justb33 justb33 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    I'm 16 old and just got the results that I was given herpes by my last sexual partner, age 24. I'm only 16 and will never be able to run from this. I feel like everyone knows. I...
    ofwkatie ofwkatie 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 13

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    It's just that, because i'm aware of the fact that who I really am in real life is being shielded by a virtual veil... I have become meaner. Well not neccessarily meaner, but I've...
    aviodthisnoid aviodthisnoid 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    They have become quite rare compared to how it used to be, but some nights they just show up like HEY BUZZ **** YOU. Tonight is one of them.
    BzzLghtyr BzzLghtyr 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Mischievous Entity Tried To Drown Me,Now It Coexists-I was about 5 and with my mother taking a nap on her and my father's bed. My older brother and sister then about 9 and 7 were...
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    About four years ago my brother told me he wanted to be female. We have never been really close because he is several years older than me and we have never really tried to hang out...
    lilymonet lilymonet 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I obsess over, am in love with, am attracted to, and nearly stalk my therapists. They have become mother figures to me. Without them I feel lost.
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    I think I have become a workaholic and a stressoholic. I cant operate a normal life without work and stress being a big part of it. There have been times when I have had time to...
    erroryetagain erroryetagain 36-40, M 19 hrs ago

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    I was diagnosed with conversion disorder last November, and ever since then I still have no idea what to do about it. It's slowly been progressing since the sixth grade, and this...
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    So I've been having this bed bug problem in my room for a while. Since the beginning of June to be exact. My dad hasn't put out ANY effort to fix the problem the past month and a...
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